To study, or not to study. That is the question!

To study, or not to study. That is the question. I’m often paralyzed by the fear of not having the right skills to offer prospective clients. Before I became a Virtual Assistant, I had no idea that the VA industry was such a competitive market, with experienced people...

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9 Fun Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

9 Fun Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant A Virtual Assistant can help you get your job done, but she can also help you achieve a work-life balance. Here are 9 fun things to outsource to a VA: 1. Plan and organize your next vacation  You most probably don’t...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Tracey Barkus

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Tracey Barkus   I started working as a Virtual Assistant in July 2016 and I can honestly say that it is the best job I have ever done! There are several reasons why I say this. Firstly, FLEXIBILITY! I am able work flexible...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Tammy Nortier

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Tammy Nortier WHAT IT MEANS TO ME TO BE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT – AND WHY I LOVE IT SO MUCH!   I am going to start this by saying that I feel extremely blessed and grateful to be able to do what I do and will strive to always go...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Rene Blanc

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Rene Blanc   I just recently started working as a Virtual Assistant. After having a career as a Dental Assistant and Medical Receptionist having me work very long shifts and having very little time for myself and my family. I...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melissa Nicholson

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melissa Nicholson   After being an Executive Assistant for over 14 years in the corporate world, I decided that I could do more, that I could be more and followed my heart and ultimate passion and that is to be an...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melinda Pennells

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Melinda Pennells   Where do I start, I think I have to go back to my “younger” days when I first started working as a Personal Assistant. My passion came from assisting the Executive I worked for. I loved feeling like I was an...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Jennifer Botha

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Jennifer Botha   It has been a year since I started my journey as a Virtual Assistant and so far the journey has been one of hills and valleys and some huge mountains for me to conquer. My journey began when I moved from...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Henriette Howell

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Henriette Howell So this is my story...   I joined the Virtual Assistant world in November 2016; I had this thought of working from home. Since my husband is in construction in made it quite difficult for me to get work. For...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Deepti Jarem

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Deepti Jarem As my journey began as a virtual assistant in October 2016, my aim was and still is to assist and empower business owners in building their amazing and inspiring businesses in this wonderful world we live in. Being an...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Debbie Phillips

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Debbie Phillips So, it was January and the big boss was in a strange mood – rushing around the office and picking on people for the smallest things. We were wondering what was up and then the announcement came out, “I’m thinking of...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Chantel Griffin

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Chantel Griffin Being a Woman as a Virtual Assistant My journey to becoming a Virtual Assistant was quite daunting at the start. Having to research this new “fad” of being a Virtual Assistant on the World Wide Web was no easy task...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Annie Francis

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Annie Francis Hi, my name is Annie, I became a Virtual Assistant by chance, because my boss of 22 years passed away suddenly and as there were only two of us in the company, I was ‘forced’ to retire! I had spent most my working...

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6 Things You Can Do to Get More Clients for Your Business

6 Things You Can Do to Get More Clients for Your Business We all wish to have more clients as they are the lifeline of any business - without clients, there is no income. Therefore, we engage in all sorts of strategies to keep our pipelines full. This is all good and...

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6 Tips to Stay Focused in Your Home Office

6 Tips to Stay Focused in Your Home Office Working from home certainly has its perks. Managing your own schedule, spending more time with family and letting creativity flow in your own space can be comforting. But with all the comfort comes distractions. If any of you...

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How Noisli Can Help Your Productivity

How Noisli Can Help Your Productivity Don’t you wish that you could be more productive? Apart from the countless articles online that say to change your environment, manage your time and block distractions, what other fresh ideas are there to maintain productivity?...

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8 Things You Should Know About Virtual Assistants

8 Things You Should Know About Virtual Assistants We all know that Virtual Assistants are the saviours of entrepreneurs and small business owners, but do we really know what they’re about and what they can do? We posed this question to 50 entrepreneurs to see whether...

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How to Motivate Your Virtual Employees

How to Motivate Your Virtual Employees Hiring remote-working employees has become the go-to practice for millennial companies and any other company who wants to compete in today’s business world. But one thing that stands true is virtual employees need just as much...

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4 Steps to Manage Remote Projects Successfully

4 Steps to Manage Remote Projects Successfully Project management is difficult enough, now throw in a group of people who work remotely, and you’ve got an even bigger challenge to handle. If you are reading this post, chances are you have already attempted to run...

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4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Customer Service Experience

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Customer Service Experience It used to be that businesses did not have much competition and didn’t have to put much effort to make sales. Now that opening a business has become an easier and more common thing, companies are finding that...

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My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Carrinna Buthelezi

My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Carrinna Buthelezi Me, Myself and I Either by choice or by chance, this is the path I am now on at this time in my life. My name is Carrinna. I’m continuously trying to come up with ideas for life that I hope will surprise and...

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How Your VA Can Effectively Manage Your Diary

How Your VA Can Effectively Manage Your Diary Do you sometimes look at your diary and wonder how on earth you will get through the day? Do you struggle to get organised and to schedule meetings accordingly? My friend and entrepreneur Donna faced the same problem. As...

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Stop Doing Social Media Yourself and Grow Your Business

Stop Doing Social Media Yourself and Grow Your Business More than 460 small business owners, CEO’s and proprietors were asked how much time they spend managing their social media account. Here are the results: 63% spend 1-5 hours online The rest spend more than five...

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Building A Great Email List with the Help of Your VA

Building A Great Email List with the Help of Your VA Did you know that your Virtual Assistant can build an email list for you? If you require someone to help you with your lead generation by building a database of prospects to email, a VA can easily assist. Your VA...

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Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant

Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant There will come a time to share passwords with your Virtual Assistant. Yikes, I know! We're all very aware of security measures when it comes to this kind of thing and we certainly don't want to make any part of...

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Manage Your Entire Business with these Google Services

Manage Your Entire Business with these Google Services Need an Affordable Virtual Assistant? Contact us today! We can really thank technology for a lot of things, one of these being that anyone can grow their business at an affordable cost. Google services, for...

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What to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

What to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant One very important question you should be asking yourself as an aspiring or fully-fledged entrepreneur, is, how do I free up more time in my day? By now you should be outsourcing all the little tasks that take up too much of...

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant 1. Save Money Hiring staff can be take a big chunk out of your monthly expenses, but outsourcing a virtual assistant decreases these amounts substantially. You also have the added pleasure of choosing whether to hire them on a...

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Are you using these great tech apps to simplify your life?

Are you using these great tech apps to simplify your life? What’s the one thing that you carry with you at all times? Your Smart Phone of course! With huge advancements being made to connect us at any time, everywhere, it’s now easier than ever to run your business...

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How to Use Zapier to Manage Your Notifications

How to Use Zapier to Manage Your Notifications Small business owners and entrepreneurs tend to be technologically savvy. They understand that managing a business with the least resources as possible will help them grow as fast as possible. If you consider yourself as...

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Why Multitasking is Not for Everyone

Why Multitasking is Not for Everyone Ever tried to juggle multiple tasks in a day? Were you successful? Or did you succeed in only appearing busy, but not actually completing anything? Multitasking is not for everyone, here’s why: It’s scientific Did you know that...

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Before You Delegate work

5 Questions You Need to Ask Before You Delegate work We’ve all heard the quote that if you want anything done, you’ve got to do it yourself. While it’s true that you are more than capable of getting things done by yourself, it may not be in your best interests....

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21 Ways to Use a Virtual Assistant

21 Ways to Use a Virtual Assistant Here’s a list of 21 tasks you can outsource to your Virtual Assistant: Scheduling appointments. Let your Virtual Assistant schedule and manage all your appointments for you. You just view your diary every morning and show up to every...

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How to Make Your Customers Feel Special

How to Make Your Customers Feel Special It’s a scientifically proven fact that the human nature is to want to feel important. Your customers are no different. As much as you may have other customers to attend to, each customer wants to feel like they’re your only...

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5 Great Ways to Get Started with Your Virtual Assistant

5 Great Ways to Get Started with Your Virtual Assistant So, you’ve just hired your first Virtual Assistant, congratulations! Now, because you will be working together virtually, there are a few steps you must take to get your assistant up and running. Although you...

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Think you cannot delegate certain tasks? Think again

Think you cannot delegate certain tasks? Think again Have you been building your business on your own, too afraid to delegate certain tasks? Well, you’re not alone. Research shows that many executives dread relinquishing control of their work for fear of mess-ups....

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5 Must-have Tools to Run Your Business More Efficiently

5 Must-have Tools to Run Your Business More Efficiently Every business requires six elements to operate efficiently: CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Software Emailing Platform Messaging Platform Accounting Software Meeting Platform Document Management System If...

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Does my business need the support of a Virtual Assistant?

Does my business need the support of a Virtual Assistant? This is a question I’m sure all business owners have asked themselves at one time or another. Even as a business executive or life coach, by introducing a Virtual Assistant to your business life, you can reap...

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Do you feel like you’re stuck in a business rut?

Do you feel like you're stuck in a business rut? Do you recall that moment when you decided to become a fully-fledged entrepreneur? When you set aside all your fears and just decided to go for it? You were on a mission to change the world, to bring back better...

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How to Hire your very first Virtual Assistant

How to Hire your very first Virtual Assistant This is probably what you're currently thinking when someone says you need to start delegating : "I know my business and I get to run it exactly the way I want to, I understand my product / service offering and all my...

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Top Productivity Tips for every Business Professional

Top Productivity Tips for every Business Professional Want productivity hacks that actually work and will show you tangible results? I know we're all busy, getting through the day and wanting to accomplish as many things as possible. And if you google productivity...

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Why Outsourcing tasks will Build a Better Business

Why Outsourcing tasks will Build a Better Business It's the typical catch-22 situation, you're between a rock and a hard place. You need more time in the day to work on building your business, however, you're not sure about outsourcing essential tasks as you feel...

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How Outsourcing Tasks can save you both Time & Money

How Outsourcing Tasks can save you both Time & Money As a business professional or entrepreneur you have "formed" the habit of taking on too much - I know, I've been there. This kind of behaviour leads to exhaustion, feeling overworked, and quite frankly, ends up...

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What are you favourite apps for being productive?

What are you favourite apps for being productive? It wouldn’t be generalising at all to say that everyone wants to be more productive and therefore have more time on their hands. You can Google articles on productivity and you’ll be astounded as to the vast number of...

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6 Effective Ways to Stop Procrastinating

6 Effective Ways to Stop Procrastinating We have all fallen prey to procrastination. Sometimes we wake up in the morning with so much enthusiasm, but end up losing it when we realise the amount of work that we have to do. According to Forbes, the top 5 reasons for...

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How to Get Business Support from Your Family

How to Get Business Support from Your Family Managing a start-up company can be difficult. In the beginning you might have to rely on friends and family to support your business. It is with their assistance that you can have the initial resources needed to succeed....

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Knowing When to say No to a Client

Knowing when to say no to a client The thought of saying no to potential business can be a frightening one; however, if you are going to have any success in your business, you will have to learn when to say no. There are a vast number of reasons for rejecting...

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5 Essential Ways to Getting Started As a Virtual Assistant

5 Essential Ways to Getting Started As a Virtual Assistant Being a Virtual Assistant can be a rewarding career for those who are looking for flexibility in their schedule. Due to rapid developments in technology, entrepreneurs and organizations are now searching for...

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5 Energy Management Tips To Be More Productive

5 Energy Management Tips To Be More Productive It's 2016, and many of us have already set our resolutions. At this time of year, we are all energised and excited for what the year will bring. The euphoria is enough to give us energy for a couple of weeks, or maximum a...

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How to Create a Productive Home Office Environment

How to create a productive home office environment I have come to learn that our environment really has a huge impact on our work productivity. I was once visiting my sister who has a six year old boy. My aim was to get my work done as per usual, but boy was I in for...

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What’s the best way to market your business?

What's the best way to market your business? Consumers are becoming savvier by the day – they know how to block ads on streaming videos, how to access information on the deep web and they make sure they are open to more knowledge transfers only when they are good and...

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5 Great Tips on How to Achieve Work-life Balance

5 Great Tips on How to Achieve Work-life Balance Are you struggling with managing all the demands of your day? Dashing from one project to the next to get everything done before close of business then only to rush home to take care of the family? Well, you are not...

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How to manage your time better

I was at a dinner last night and the topic of better time management come up. As entrepreneurs I know we’re always looking for ways to fit more time into our day. At the dinner table some great suggestions were made on how we can utilise our time better. One of the...

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5 Quick tips to manage a successful workspace

5 Quick tips to manage a successful workspace It’s quite easy to talk about implementing systems and procedures to make sure that your office runs smoothly. However, only you will really understand your workflow and the exact resources you’ll need to run your office...

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7 Effective questions to sign up the best clients

7 Effective questions to sign up the best clients To run an effective VA business you need to understand your service offering, have confidence to deliver these services and know who your target market is. Asking effective questions can eliminate alot of hassle and...

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Top Business Hacks for Successful People

Top Business Hacks for Successful People When asked to describe the word success, often times people will say things like a successful person drives a big fancy car and lives in a mansion with a pool. For others success is quite simply achieving a milestone or being...

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5 Great Life Hacks for Successful People

5 Great Life Hacks for Successful People Lori Greiner Victoria Beckham Donald Trump These are highly successful people and a lot has been written about their daily habits. Successful people follow the same successful route, sticking to daily routines that keep their...

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16 Free tools to jumpstart your start-up

16 Free tools to jumpstart your start-up We all love free stuff! And what better way to get your business off the ground than to make use of all the free tools on the internet. Whether you’re a Tech Start-up, a Virtual Assistant or a Business Consultant, starting your...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant Like many entrepreneurs, I was introduced to the concept of working with a virtual assistant, or VA, by Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek. He extolled the benefits of outsourcing repetitive work (or tasks you...

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Give your clients what they want

Give your clients what they want How many times this past week have you asked yourself, “How well do I know my clients?” Understanding Knowing what your clients need and want is very important in building and maintaining a great relationship with them. This builds...

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16 Reasons why you can relax this December

16 Reasons why you can relax this December A Virtual Assistant can be your best resource to get tasks underway this holiday season. By partnering with a Virtual Assistant you give yourself the gift of: Saving time, Saving money while making money, and Getting things...

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